What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients. Now, at least in my practice, the majority of primary care (acute care, chronic disease management, and […].

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Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care. Tech Mobile health Primary CareSafe Motherhood Initiative: ACOG DII SMI […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work. Tech Mobile health Primary CareOne with many disagreements arising from the fact that there is no clear and universally acceptable solution to our problems.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

Health Populi

Power’s managing director of healthcare intelligence, James Beem, commented in the press release that, “what has not been clear until now is exactly how consumers would react to the shift” in retail pharmacy’s morphing toward health care services beyond the pure prescription-fill and front-of-store retail aisles. More use of primary care services also drove greater satisfaction and spending per consumer at a rate of $11 more spending per person.

Moletest offers skin cancer screening test to primary care professionals

Mobi Health News

The medical technology company aims to reduce unnecessary dermatology referrals to secondary care

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announce the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than others.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline

FierceHealthIT

Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline. hlandi. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:53

How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." At HIMSS20, he will offer some up-close perspective, best practices and lessons learned from the health system's efforts to rethink primary care delivery for the 21st Century.

20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey

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20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey. treed. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:22

Industry Voices—Primary care needs a new operating system

FierceHealthIT

Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system. Primary care needs to take a new approach, to be "unbundled," so it can become more verticalized and personalized But as a front door, it’s pretty broken.

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

HIMSSCast: Primary care docs are adopting new tools, but maintaining the human core

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

We talk about why primary care is important and how technology can only go so far in what is fundamentally a very human field. Expanding access to telehealth is a 'hundreds-of-billion-dollar question' Effectively Implementing Telehealth in Primary Care (from Mathematica).

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

Healthcare IT Today

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight. The transition has been a big challenge for many practices, some of which had been offering few if any telehealth services before […].

How the Google algorithm update helps doctor-written content rank higher

KevinMD

Tech COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Primary CareIf you're not intricately involved daily with SEO, let me explain what happened in May 2020 and why it will be a huge boost for content created by physicians. First, what is SEO?

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors,406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power

FierceHealthIT

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power. treed. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:56

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans

FierceHealthIT

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:49

An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareI have written, or more accurately ranted, about electronic medical records (EMR) systems throughout this blog.

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Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:53

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million

Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

Morning eHealth

Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

Mostashari: The survival of primary care is critical to fight COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Mostashari: The survival of primary care is critical to fight COVID-19. hlandi. Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:06

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Faraz Zubairi, CEO, ExamMed.

UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes . pminemyer. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:52

Humana primary care subsidiary kickstarts expansion of senior-focused clinics 

FierceHealthIT

Humana primary care subsidiary kickstarts expansion of senior-focused clinics . pminemyer. Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:26

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

FierceHealthIT

There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

Walgreens plans to open up to 700 primary care clinics as part of $1B investment in VillageMD

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens plans to open up to 700 primary care clinics as part of $1B investment in VillageMD. hlandi. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:23

Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market. hlandi. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:15

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey

FierceHealthIT

Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey. hlandi. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:26